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We need more (positive) poker players

By Bill Patty I am not preaching to the choir. I am preaching AT the choir. We need more poker players! Each year, for the last several years, the number of live poker...

Become a better poker player

Prop Tales By Bill Patty In 2018 I became a better poker player. Do you remember that line in Rounders​ when Mike talks about being a grinder and he warns that, if you...

Promo poker for good times!

Prop Tales By Bill Patty Who doesn’t like a good promotion? I know the $4/8 players did yesterday when, on the first hand after I gave up my seat to a player, they hit...

All-in is all in a day’s work

Prop Tales The Prop Life, Part 2 By Bill Patty It’s 8 a.m. Tuesday and I have been at work for an hour. The overnight crowd leaving has outnumbered the morning crowd...

Ins, outs, ups, downs of being a prop

Prop Tales The Prop Life, Part 1 By Bill Patty Nearly nine years ago my friend Randy and I became poker props. We had both been teachers and were looking for something...

When it all goes right!

Prop Tales By Bill Patty You know those times when everything goes right. When your aces hold up on a regular basis and you just know your flush draws will get there....

You made my day!

Prop Tales By Bill Patty Do you know that one hand that defines your day? The one where you get it all-in preflop with Q-Q against A-K suited and double your stack? Or...

Staying up when you’re down

Prop Tales By Bill Patty The first thing I reflect on as I look back on my year of propping in 2017 is the biggest compliment I ever received as a poker player. I was...

Read with me … the good and bad!

Prop Tales By Bill Patty It has been more than eight years now since I started making a living as a poker prop. One thing I have learned is to trust my reads. As better...

Life & poker: evaluation in progress

Prop Tales By Bill Patty In poker, as in life, we must always evaluate and reevaluate our situation. Do we like where we are now? Do we want to invest more in our...

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